CATIA V5 Analysis provides realistic design simulation capability within the CATIA design environment, allowing designers to perform analysis directly on their master reference model in CATIA. Since there is no transfer of geometry, data integrity issues are avoided. The generative capability of the CATIA Analysis product suite enables design-analysis iterations to be performed rapidly from simple parts to complex assemblies.

Main Features

User-friendly environment

Since the user interface is a natural extension of that in CATIA, it is particularly easy for CATIA users. They obtain a realistic understanding of the mechanical behavior by quickly reviewing design characteristics in a digital mockup (DMU) environment.

Fast design-analysis loops

The analysis specifications are an extension of the part and assembly design specifications, and the analysis is performed directly on the CATIA geometry. It is, therefore, simple and convenient to perform an analysis to help size parts and compare the performance of different design alternatives.

Multidiscipline collaboration

CATIA Analysis supports concurrent engineering, allowing users to work closely together and avoid rework. Designers and analysts can collaborate since they have access to the same environment, eliminating data transfer, rework, and the need to maintain multiple applications for design and analysis.

Knowledge-based optimisation

The CATIA Analysis products leverage the native CATIA knowledge-based architecture. They allow designs to be optimized by capturing and studying the knowledge associated with part design and analysis. Automation of standard analysis processes through the use of knowledgeware templates dramatically improves the efficiency of the design-analysis process.

Industry-proven performance

The speed with which analyses can be performed with CATIA Analysis often surprises designers and simulation experts familiar with other applications. The time it takes to create the finite element model, solve it, and display results can be a matter of minutes.

CATIA – SIMULIA Rule Based Meshing

SIMULIA Rule Based Meshing extends meshing capabilities of FMS to enable automatic meshing of complex surface geometry based on pre-defined meshing rules.

Product Highlights

  • Enables fully automatic meshing of complex surface geometry
  • Results in higher quality surface meshes with fewer elements
  • User-defined rules completely govern the treatment of common geometric entities, such as holes, fillets, and beads
  • Pre-specified mesh-quality targets guide the mesher to create meshes with the desired level of quality
  • Provides consistent meshing results for all geometries subjected to the same meshing rules
  • Users can easily select the meshing rules appropriate to the target discipline (NVH, durability, crash, etc.)

CATIA – Thermal Analysis

CATIA – Thermal Analysis extends the capabilities of Generative Part Structural Analysis (GPS) to thermal analysis.

Product Highlights

  • Calculates the temperature distribution in a part or assembly
  • Determines the steady-state or transient thermal response
  • Material properties can be temperature dependent
  • Allows the conduction of heat between parts in an assembly
  • Enables thermal stress analysis when used in conjunction with ANL

CATIA – Nonlinear Structural Analysis

CATIA – Nonlinear Structural Analysis extends the capabilities of Generative Part Structural Analysis (GPS) to basic nonlinear analysis.

Product Highlights

  • Includes the effects of large displacements and rotations
  • Enables the permanent deformation of materials to be modelled
  • Models the nonlinear elasticity of rubber and other hyperelastic materials
  • Multi-step analysis enables analysis of multiple sequential loadings
  • Provides advanced contact capabilities, such as friction at contacting surfaces
  • Automatically determines contact among parts through the automatic contact detection capability
  • Performs thermal stress analysis when used in conjunction with ATH

CATIA – Generative Part Structural Analysis (1)

CATIA – Generative Part Structural Analysis (GP1) allows structural analysis to be performed on parts at any stage of the design process.

Product Highlights

  • Allows designers to more accurately size parts and understand the mechanical behaviour of their designs
  • Provides rapid and accurate assessment of stress and displacement characteristics
  • Analysis is performed within the CAD environment so the analysis model is fully associative with the CAD geometry and specification
  • Seamless analysis data management within PLM

CATIA – Generative Part Structural Analysis (2)

CATIA – Generative Part Structural Analysis (GPS) allows structural and modal analysis to be performed on parts at any stage of the design process.

Product Highlights

  • Backbone of the CATIA V5 Analysis solution
  • Allows designers to more accurately size parts and understand the mechanical behaviour of their designs
  • Provides rapid and accurate assessment of stress, displacement, and vibration characteristics
  • Analysis is performed within the CAD environment so the analysis model is fully associative with the CAD geometry and specification
  • Tightly integrated with knowledge-based engineering
  • Seamless analysis data management within PLM

CATIA – Generative Assembly Structural Analysis

CATIA – Generative Assembly Structural Analysis extends the capabilities of Generative Part Structural Analysis (GPS) to assemblies.

Product Highlights

  • Achieves fast and accurate structural and modal analysis of an assembly
  • Uses the assembly constraints and parts’ material specifications from the design
  • Provides a wide range of connections and interactions
  • Simulates the effect of bolt tightening and pressure fitting
  • Supports assembly of analysis for efficient concurrent engineering

CATIA – Generative Dynamic Response Analysis

CATIA – Generative Dynamic Response Analysis (GDY) allows interactive capability to predict and analyze the dynamic response of a system.

Product Highlights

  • Extends Generative Part Structural Analysis (GPS) with dynamic response analysis
  • Provides forced transient and harmonic response analysis
  • Benefits from the unique native and associative CAD/CAE integration
  • Provides efficient tools to interpret and understand the dynamic behaviour of designs

CATIA – Elfini Structural Analysis

CATIA – Elfini Structural Analysis extends the preprocessing, solving, and post processing capabilities provided by Generative Part Structural Analysis (GPS).

Product Highlights

  • Enables the creation and simultaneous solution of multiple load cases
  • Provides advanced variable bearing loads, thermal loads, and the import of generalized variable loads from external applications
  • Enhances the visualization of all analysis specifications with the display of loads, restraints, and mass on the mesh or geometry
  • Includes state-of-the-art high performance solution technology for the faster solution of large models
  • Allows vibration analysis of prestressed parts
  • Allows reports to be customized

CATIA – FEM Surface 2 (FMS)

Provides advanced surface and wireframe meshing capability for complex surface parts.

Product Highlights

  • Automatic surface meshing incorporating geometric simplification
  • Meshes are fully associative with the geometry
  • High degree of user control of the meshing process
  • Interactive mesh editing tools for ultimate control over the mesh
  • Compatible and incompatible meshing
  • Colour visualization and analysis of mesh quality
  • Automated meshing using Knowledgeware
  • Mesh smoothing

CATIA – FEM Solid

CATIA – FEM Solid (FMD) provides advanced meshing for complex solid parts.

Product Highlights

  • Includes a tetrahedral filler algorithm with full mesh control
  • Allows the creation of hexahedral meshes
  • Meshes are fully associative with the geometry
  • Visualization and analysis of mesh quality
  • Automated meshing using Knowledgeware